Global Patent Index - EP 0705587 B1

EP 0705587 B1 2000-06-28 - Disposable absorbent product with secondary liquid-containment structure

Title (en)

Disposable absorbent product with secondary liquid-containment structure

Title (de)

Saugfähiger Wegwerfartikel mit einer sekundären flüssigkeitszurückhaltenden Struktur

Title (fr)

Article absorbant à jeter avec une structure secondaire de rétention de liquide

Publication

EP 0705587 B1 (EN)

Application

EP 95306988 A

Priority

US 31800394 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: US5718699A] A disposable absorbent product such as a sanitary napkin, a diaper, an adult disposable brief or an urinary pad, among others, including a liquid-permeable cover layer, and absorbent core and a liquid-impervious layer for preventing body exudate entrapped in the absorbent core from contacting the wearer's undergarment or skin. A secondary liquid containment structure for intercepting body exudate leaking past the side edges of the absorbent product is mounted underneath the liquid-impervious layer. The containment structure includes a transversely extending strip of absorbent material such as non-woven fabric, having longitudinal end portions forming liquid-acquisition zones. The central portion of the absorbent strip constitutes a reservoir layer for collecting the body exudate discharged on the liquid-acquisition zones. In a preferred embodiment, the longitudinal end portions of the strip are sufficiently long to form tabs capable of being folded about the edges of the undergarment for stabilizing the absorbent product against the perineal region of the wearer.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61F 13/15

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61F 13/53 (2006.01); A61F 13/15 (2006.01); A61F 13/49 (2006.01); A61F 13/514 (2006.01); A61F 13/56 (2006.01); B32B 5/26 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61F 13/4757 (2013.01); A61F 2013/51486 (2013.01); A61F 2013/530211 (2013.01); A61F 2013/530364 (2013.01)

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EPO simple patent family

US 5718699 A 19980217; AT 194068 T 20000715; AU 3292595 A 19960418; AU 687237 B2 19980219; CA 2159791 A1 19960405; CA 2159791 C 20011106; DE 69517643 D1 20000803; DE 69517643 T2 20010222; EP 0705587 A2 19960410; EP 0705587 A3 19970604; EP 0705587 B1 20000628; ES 2147265 T3 20000901; GR 3034423 T3 20001229; HK 1003079 A1 20010323; JP H08206153 A 19960813; MY 116374 A 20040131; NZ 280153 A 19970624; PT 705587 E 20001031; TW 335344 B 19980701

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